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Bilingual Authorization

What is the Bilingual Authorization?

The Bilingual Authorization is an authorization that you can add on to a Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist credential. It permits you to develop students' first and second languages in the subjects and grade levels authorized by your credential. At Cal Poly Pomona the Bilingual Authorization is available in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Bilingual Authorization for Teacher Candidates

The Bilingual Authorization can be obtained concurrently with your primary credential. If you are currently obtaining a Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist credential a you find information about the Bilingual Program for teacher candidates here.

Chinese Bilingual Authorization for teacher candidates (PDF) Information Flyer

Spanish Bilingual Authorization for teacher candidates (PDF) Information Flyer

Online orientation for Teacher Candidates (who do not yet have a credential)

Entrance Essay instructions and scoring rubric (PDF)

Bilingual Authorization for teachers holding a valid California Credential

If you have a valid California Credential with English Learner Authorization, and would like to add the Bilingual Authorization you can find information about the Bilingual Program for teachers here.

Chinese Bilingual Authorization for Teachers (PDF) Information Flyer

Spanish Bilingual Authorization for Teachers (PDF) Information Flyer

Online orientation for Teachers with valid California credentials (with EL Authorization)

Application to Teacher Education Department for teachers seeking to add the Bilingual Authorization (PDF)

Additional Information

Please contact Dr. Myriam Casimir, Bilingual Program Coordinator, with further questions: 
Location: Building 94, Room 289
Phone: (909) 869-4776
Email: mcasimir@csupomona.edu

Please visit these websites for further information: 
Commission on Teacher Credentialing: www.ctc.ca.gov
California Teacher of English Learners: www.ctel.nesinc.com

For more information, please visit the Credential Services Office.